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Sport psychology education for sport injury rehabilitation professionals: a systematic review

Heaney, Caroline A.; Walker, Natalie C.; Green, Alison J. K. and Rostron, Claire L. (2015). Sport psychology education for sport injury rehabilitation professionals: a systematic review. Physical Therapy in Sport, 16(1) pp. 72–79.

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Abstract

Sport psychology education has been shown to have a positive impact on the practice of sport injury rehabilitation professionals (SIRPs). The purpose of this paper is to review recommendations relating to such education. This paper presents a review of existing literature relating to the content and mode of delivery for a sport psychology education programme for SIRPs. The review seeks to address four questions: (1) What topic areas do researchers suggest should be integrated into the sport psychology education of SIRPs?, (2) What topic areas are currently being recommended by professional bodies?, (3) What are the findings of research examining the impact of sport psychology education on SIRPs?, and (4) What do researchers recommend to be the most appropriate mode of delivery for sport psychology education for SIRPs? The findings of the review suggest that in order to maximise adherence amongst already qualified SIRPs sport psychology education should be delivered in a flexible short duration package. Additionally three broad areas that sport psychology education should cover emerged: (1) understanding of the psychological impact of injury, (2) interventions and psychological skills/techniques, and (3) referral and professional boundaries. This has important implications for the future training of SIRPs.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 1873-1600
Keywords: sport psychology; education; continuing professional development; injury rehabilitation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Childhood Studies
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 41405
Depositing User: Alison Green
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 15:55
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 10:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41405
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